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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2018, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Converting to naked/street fighter

Hey guys, I have a 2013 CBR500R that I love, unfortunately I was recently hit while riding and laid it down. Now the fairing is all scrapped and I don't really feel like trying to refurbish it or replace it. That being said, I have always loved the street fighter look, so I figured why not take this opportunity to convert it.

Obviously the first step is removing the fairings, I'll probably take of the fender and I want to replace the headlights with a two light setup. This is where I am a little out of my depth.

I don't know what all is needed to make this work. I'm assuming I'll need a bracket to mount the new headlights, but I'm not sure how the wiring, displays or anything else are gonna be held in or how all of that works.

I could use some help please!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2018, 06:08 PM
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The first item to buy is the Honda Service Manual
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CBR50...YAAOSww3tY6SHM


Then make sure you have the metric tools to work on this bike, including JIS screwdrivers.


A place to work out of the weather ?
Knowledgeable Friends to help ?


Good luck,
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The first item to buy is the Honda Service Manual
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CBR50...YAAOSww3tY6SHM


Then make sure you have the metric tools to work on this bike, including JIS screwdrivers.


A place to work out of the weather ?
Knowledgeable Friends to help ?


Good luck,
Thanks, not bad input. I already have a digital version of the service manual I'm going to print out soon and the workspace is a given.

I guess I'm looking more for some tips, and suggestions on specific products for headlights or cable management or if there are brackets needed to keep things mounted. Stuff like that.
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There are many options.
Aftermarket "streetfighter" heads use el cheapo lights and mount on the upper portion of the 41mm fork stanchions.

If you like the style, the cb500F front uses two small brackets attached to the triple clamps (which are shared between all three models of 500x, 500f and CBR) to mount all hardware, including the oem speedo and indicators. The wiring harness will be long on some instances as you'll get everything closer to the head stay, without routing it in the front cowl. Used CB500F sub harnesses can be bought from ebay for a few bucks and they are made to fit.

You can also sell the usable parts from your CBR to recover some of the cost.

In case you go the oem honda 500f looks, always check parts diagram and new part pricing at your favourite partshouse - ebay sellers are often trying to get bloated prices for used and even slightly damaged items while brand new oem can be bought on a cost effective price. As an example just seen a used 500f headlight/speedo bracket advertised on ebay for 66USD when a brand new comes for 63 from Partzilla. I sometimes use the oem pricing as a bargaining base offering 50 or 60% of new price for used parts. Some sellers are just downright pricks, but some accept.

Hope it helps
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My leg is finally healing up now. Gonna start the process. Will post progress pics and maybe a vid.
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My leg is finally healing up now. Gonna start the process. Will post progress pics and maybe a vid.
Hi I too have a 2013 CBR 500R and had the same thing happen do you have any progress pics on your bike im curious as to how you went about it as im starting to look for parts
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